Post Of Hangman Attracts Applicants By The Dozens in Zimbabwe
It's not a job for the faint-hearted, but that hasn't stopped more than 50 men and women from applying for a post which has remained vacant since 2005. Rights groups have pleaded with the Zimbabwean government to abolish the death penalty, which only applies to men who were aged between 21 and 70 when they committed their crimes.
Zimbabwe: Abolish Death Penalty, Govt Urged
New Zimbabwe, 11 April 2017
AMNESTY International has pleaded with Zimbabwe to abolish the death penalty with some 97 convicts currently awaiting the hangman's noose in the country. Read more »
The Herald, 21 March 2017
Fourteen condemned prisoners who complained of overstaying on death row, have lost their bid to nullify the death sentences imposed on them after the Constitutional Court threw out… Read more »